Season of Second Chances by Brighton Walsh
What tickled me: Not hyper realistic, but a very believable sort of story.
What ticked me off: I kinda didn’t like the way the conflict went, but it pulled it together in the end.
Who might like it: Readers who like reunion stories.
A woman runs into her workaholic ex while snowbound in Chicago, and they wonder if they can give it another try. This is a fairly conventional contemporary romance novella, but it had a sweetness to it that appealed to me (not a euphemism, it’s quite steamy.) Though it’s slightly on the too-good-to-be-true side, it felt like the sort of thing that might really happen to people.
The Bridge by Rebecca Rogers Maher.
This novella was much loved by my online reading peeps, and it’s unquestionably beautifully written… I would have to give it a high rating. But it perturbed me so much, I kinda hate it. Just cut too close to the bone, I guess.